Victories, new models and a fungus-buster

09 Dec 2008                              To reply to this email click here

Victories, new models and a fungus-buster

Another week gone, another week closer to the arrival of the big fellow in the Santa suit.

On the new front, there's been plenty, with Formula 1 and offshore racing in the Middle East, an early Christmas celebration with Mustang Marine and we take a look at a piece of US boating history with ‘Angus', a Burger-built classic that despite its age has never encountered salt water!

The powerhouse Victory team has clinched another offshore world title in style and local hero, Tom Barry-Cotter with his throttleman Pal Virik Nilsen have delivered what commentators have called “an impressive performance” in the new Maritimo-built catamaran.

American Jay Price has leapt clear to win the Formula I world crown and that man Steve Curtis is again to the fore for next weekend's offshore GP.

Away from the racing scene, full credit to Telwater, the Gold Coast parent company of Quintrex and Stacer, which continues to show a positive outlook by releasing new models.

While another Gold Coaster, Maritimo, has come away from the Phuket boat show with a confident air.

And for those fed up with the bottom-painting process to ward off fungus, algae and other marine growth, take a look at what Polycraft is up to.

Very interesting indeed.

But that's the aim of – interesting. Stick with us for all the news that matters when it comes to powerboats and drop by at regular intervals.

You know you're welcome.

Bob Wonders

Telwater keeps ‘em coming
Bob Wonders,
Quintrex, which has won plaudits from numerous small boat anglers with its specialist fishboat range, has just released a model the company terms ‘the ideal all-round fishing boat', the 400 Hornet Trophy.... [more]

Burger – taking care of its heritage
Bob Wonders,
Burger, one of the most respected boat yards in the USA, boasts a heavily customised range, with skilled craftsmen and women working closely with naval architects and prospective owners to deliver the exact vessel sought.... [more]

Maritimo scores at Phuket
Bob Wonders,
Maritimo sales and marketing manager, Peter Jenkins, has returned from a productive visit to Thailand's Phuket Boat Show, confident of two sales of the company's popular 48 Sky Lounge.... [more]

Polycraft in the fight against marine growth
Bob Wonders,
Working closely with a leading European-based chemical engineering firm, Polycraft will be introducing to its range a unique anti-fouling agent which inhibits marine growth and reduces the need for constant bottom painting.... [more]

Christmas celebrated, Mustang style
Bob Wonders,
Local dealer principal, Bruce Partridge and Mustang Marine general manager, Chris Heaton played the role of genial hosts to the gathering, described as the largest single group of Mustang boats seen on Gold Coast waterways.... [more]

Victory Team clinch World Championship in style
Class-1 Media,
Dubai's Victory Team celebrated their eighth World Championship success in sixteen years, after Victory 1's Mohammed Al Marri and Nadir Bin Hendi led home their team-mates, Abdullah Al Mehairbi and Jean-Marc Sanchez, to complete the team's third one-two finish of the season in today's Mina Seyahi Grand Prix... [more]

Class 1: Qatar one-two in qualifying
Class 1 news,
Qatar 96's Sheikh Hassan and Steve Curtis will start tomorrow's Mina Seyahi Grand Prix, the penultimate race of the season, from Pole Position after setting the fastest time in today's qualifying session, with team-mates Abdullah Al-Sulaiti and Matteo Nicolini second quickest ahead of Victory 1's Mohammed Al Marri and Nadir Bin Hendi.... [more]

Jay Price wins World Title with win in Abu Dhabi
F1 Powerboat News,
The long journey for a new U.I.M. F1 World Champion has finally come to an end, as Jay Price from New Orleans, Louisiana and the Qatar Team has become the third different driver from America to win the top rung in powerboat racing capturing the title with a win at the 16th Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in front of thousands of race fans along the cornice... [more]

Weekend boating campaign: Operation New England
AAP Medianet,
NSW Maritime will conduct a boating campaign this weekend (6 & 7 December) in the New England region, NSW Maritime Hunter/ Inland Regional Manager Charlie Dunkley said.... [more]

Class-1: Victory focus on lifting World Title
Class-1 Media,
Dubai's Victory Team stand poised to lift their eighth World Championship in this weekend's Mina Seyahi Grand Prix, the penultimate race of the season, but will err on the side of caution, knowing that they do not need the win to wrap up the title... [more]

NPA calls for extended Marine Parks in NSW
Jeni Bone,
The National Parks Association says new marine parks along the NSW coast are needed to protect endangered species, translating to banning all forms of fishing in those areas.... [more]

DFAT warns seafarers of worldwide pirate risk
Jeni Bone,
The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade has warned sea-faring holiday-makers and boaties to be alert to the risk of pirate attacks, following a recent rise in attacks on vessels at sea.... [more]

It's do or die time for two in Abu Dhabi
F1 Powerboat News,
Andersson and Selio, two of the most talented drivers in the paddock, know their situation this weekend, win and win again if they have any hope of winning a world title on the U.I.M. F1 World Championship tour for 2008.... [more]

2009 Powerboat P1 Calendar announced
Angharad Gibbs,
First-time race hosts Bahrain, Turkey, Sweden and Ireland are set to join established favourites Malta, Portugal, Spain and Italy on an expanded seven-round schedule... [more]

Mumbai on track for Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
In the wake of last week's tragic terror attacks in Mumbai, the boat show organisers have stated that the February 2009 event is well on track to being a safe, secure and successful one.... [more]

Hot, dry, wet, high temps - coming soon!
Jeni Bone,
While the omnipotent Weather Bureau is predicting a hotter than usual summer for South Australia, Queenslanders should be battening the hatches for a windy, wet and wild summer.... [more]

Class 1 World Powerboat Championship 2008
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